This morning 443 delegates from the 45 chapters of CCPOA reelected Mike Jimenez to the presidency of CCPOA. The vote was 251 for Jimenez, 118 for Jones, 35 for Lantripp and 6 for Mohammed, with 24 abstaining, including the entire Pelican Bay delegation. There were also 7 votes cast for Alexander, though he dropped out before the election actually started
There will, no doubt, be screaming from the dissidents that the election was somehow rigged, that the delegates have been bribed, or are too stupid or too deluded to understand fully how evil Mike Jimenez really is. I refuse to believe that 443 Correctional Peace Officers who were smart enough and aware enough to get elected are collectively that stupid, greedy or unaware. They simply honestly believe that MJ was the best man for the job (who was also on the ballot).
That is part of the problem with representative democracy. Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose. If you feel that you lost, or even that CCPOA lost, you are just going to have to deal with it. That’s life in the real world.
Also see: Sacramento Bee